Risk or Rules
In the “real” world, it’s better to have loved and lost, tried and failed, dreamed and missed, than to sit out your turn in fear. Because the loss, the failure, and the miss, however painful, are like temporary market adjustments . . . Whereas the love, the adventure, and the dream are like investments that, for the rest of your life and beyond, never stop paying dividends. – Mike Dooley, The Complete Notes from the Universe.
My heart feels for people who want rules or laws to stop others from using words that hurt feelings.
Let Freedom ring.
On the 4th of July 2021, I decided I was going to try a tricky shot with my camera.Continue reading “Tricky Picture”
What to do with all these Emotions
As I write this, my emotions are running high. I’m trying to stop and think more clearly . . . figure out how to settle these emotions down.
Friday Freedom Feeling
I’m Just Gonna Say It
So, I debated what to say here today, or if to say anything at all. Depending on who reads it, this could be dangerous.
Sweet Land of Liberty
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~Author Unknown
Does it still exist … American culture … American Patriotism?
At times we may feel restrained by circumstances. We have commitments to keep, bills to pay and an inner critic to calm. We may wonder how to get out from a stagnant state.
1) We on this continent [of America] should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken
A person who risks nothing, does nothing, is nothing … he may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he’s a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Yes, I wept for our world today.
I pray and meditate every morning to start my day off with a clear head. This morning I did a little something different. I fell to the floor in tears to beseech Divine guidance for not only me, but the world. What is it we need to do to be at peace? What is it we need to do to keep the liberty that our Creator gave us?
Originally I had a more light-hearted blog planned for today, but I feel a darkness hovering over our world that I can’t shake. I felt a strong pull to express my concerns.
It’s been said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over while expecting different results. This is what humanity seems to do … keep repeating history. Are we humans insane?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — … And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. Continue reading “Wednesday Wisdom”